Thursday, January 18, 2007

By any means ...

I read a short article by in the Fast Company (embargoed until the next issue is out on newsstands) about a guy named Alfons Cornella ... He wrote a – no wait – he wrote THE first mathematics text written in Catalan ... that, by itself is enough for him to added to my Wall of Heroes ... Catalan, Basque, Irish ... I’m a sucker for all of the doomed languages ...

Anyhow, after his book tanked (imagine that ...?!), he decided that ...

“My mission would be to acquire ideas and diffuse them to society by any means.”

I love that ... probably because that’s exactly what I see as the mission of all libraries ... of all librarians ... to acquire ideas and diffuse them ... by any means ... and I guess that last part is my favorite ... by any means ... one more time, this time with feeling ...

... by ANY means!

It’s a great article ... you should really read it ... you’ll be glad you did ...



If you're interested, you can find out more about Alfons and his idea acquisition and diffusion at his site, Infonomia ... it's in Spanish, but I think it'd be worth learning!

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